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TV News: Sandra Oh Praises 'SNL' for Firing Shane Gillis; Timothy Olyphant Joins 'Fargo'

By Dustin Rowles | TV | September 17, 2019 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | September 17, 2019 |


  • While Rob Schneider, Norm McDonald, and David Spade have come to the defense of Shane Gillis, who was fired from SNL yesterday for racist and homophobic comments, Sandra Oh is praising SNL for the decision.

    I mean, look: Whose side do you want to be on? David Spade and Rob Schneider? Or Sandra f**king Oh?

  • In addition to The Peacock, HBO Max, Disney+, Apple+, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, we’re just going to have to contend with the fact that Quibi is going to be a thing, too. Recall: Quibi will be a streaming TV network for your mobile devices that will apparently create series with short episodes or something. They’ve got series coming with Idris Elba, Sophie Turner, and Chrissy Teigen, and from creators like Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, and Catherine Hardwick. They’ve also greenlit another version of The Fugitive, this one starring Keifer Sutherland and Boyd Holbrook. Someday soon, you’ll be able to watch it on your phone. Just think! One day in the near future, you can watch The Fugitive on the subway. What a world.

  • Genuinely, the best casting news all week is this: Timothy Olyphant has joined Chris Rock, Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, and Uzo Aduba for season four of FX’s Fargo set in 1950 in Kansas City, MO.

  • Speaking of The Peacock, their ultimate goal, apparently, is to reboot The Office. I can’t imagine John Krasinski or Steve Carell would return, so it’d be a pale imitation … or like the last three seasons of the show.

  • They’re reviving Hogan’s Heroes for some reason.

  • Matt Jones, who played Badger on Breaking Bad, is also in the Breaking Bad sequel movie, El Camino, along with Skinny Pete. That’s due out on October 11th.

  • In news of the more upsetting variety, Alex Trebek has had a health setback and will have to undergo another round of chemotherapy. We genuinely wish him the best. F**k cancer.

  • Also related to The Peacock: The second Psych movie has been pushed to 2020 and will debut on The Peacock. I don’t know what happens to channels like USA Network and FX in the future streaming era, though I suspect they’ll all eventually be absorbed into these streaming network options, but only after the viewers who consume Law and Order: SVU reruns die off. Kate is still very young, so it could be several more decades.

  • Finally, Neil Cross (Luther) is developing a new series for Apple+ based on the 1981 novel Mosquito Coast written by Paul Theroux. Paul’s nephew, Justin Theroux, will star in the series, exec produced by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).

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